Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

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Statins may increase the risk of diabetes by a considerable amount. In a study published in Diabetologia, scientists from Finland found that men who were prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol had a 46% greater chance of developing diabetes after six years compared to those who weren’t taking the drug. Via Time. Posted March 4, 2015.

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